UPDATE: The Greene County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who is charged with the death of Laterrian Jarman near Rogersville Tuesday.
Blake Kent Beckelman, 20, of Battlefield, was charged with second-degree involuntary manslaughter. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.
According to a GCSO probable cause statement, deputies responded to a call about an unresponsive man who had been shot. When deputies arrived, Beckelman told them that he had accidentally shot the person, according to the statement.
The statement goes on to say that Beckelman, Jarman, and another were in the guest house of a Greene County property where Beckelman lived. Around 11 p.m., someone asked Beckelman if he wanted a shot of whiskey. Beckelmen pointed a semi-automatic pistol at Jarman as a joke. He thought the gun was empty when he pulled the trigger.
Beckelman’s initial hearing is scheduled for July 22. If found guilty, he could face anywhere from 1-4 years in jail and/or a fine up to $10,000.
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. — A suspect connected to a shooting near Rogersville reported overnight has been placed in custody.
According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to South Farm Road 223 to respond to a report that a person had been shot. When they arrived, they found a shot man laying in a front yard. That person was Laterrian Jarman, 20, and he was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
Charges will be filed today, according to the sheriff’s office. They also report that there is no threat to the public at this time and Jarman’s next of kin has been notified.